Created by Hermetic Arts

Written and performed by Carrie Thompson

Directed by Chris Lincé

The 1980s. America is gripped by Satanic Panic. Secret rituals and devilish practices are taking place across the country, destroying the minds and lives of the American youth. But the most diabolically terrifying threat of all is Dungeons & Dragons: for some just an innocent role-playing game, but viewed by many as a gateway to corruption, violence, and SATAN. Thankfully, the forces of good are fighting back…

BADD is a darkly comic presentation on the multitude of Satanic threats hidden in seemingly innocuous everyday objects and media.

Premiering at the VAULT Festival, London, before a run at Brighton Fringe, Hermetic Arts presents a new show, inspired by true events, written and performed by Carrie Thompson, and directed by Chris Lincé.

“A gem of a show and one of the most exciting performances from an actor I’ve seen in a good while. This satanic panic satire delivers in every respect; Thompson is a true talent with an incredible show.” 

☆☆☆☆☆ London Pub Theatres

“Pam, played by Carrie Thompson, is incredibly well realised. …she is one of the Fringe’s most memorable creations.” 

☆☆☆☆ Broadway Baby

“BADD is a well-worked laugh-out-loud comedy, with obvious appeal to geeks like me but enough universal reference points to transcend its niche. If you’ve ever rolled a d20, you won’t want to miss it. And if you haven’t, see it anyway; BADD is good for everyone.” 

☆☆☆☆ Fringe Guru

“Fantastic through and through… Hilarious and a joy to watch, I was left wanting more.” 

☆☆☆☆ The Spy in the Stalls

“…Pitch perfect writing and direction, it ascends to much greater heights, and is hilarious as it is heartbreaking. By the time it ends, Pam will almost certainly have become one of the most memorable characters this fringe, and Marx’s incredible performance will have you haunted by nightmares of pink pantsuits and Christian conservatives for many nights to come. One of our Fringe Favourites this festival for sure.”

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @hermetic_arts and if you want to book BADD for your venue or convention, please contact:


1 – 5 March 2017 at VAULT Festival, London

29 May – 4 June 2017 at Brighton Festival: Sweet Venues, Waterfront 2

28 – 29 October 2017 at the Old Red Lion Theatre, as part of London Horror Festival

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